Laundering Activities

Saturday, August 31, 7pm, Performance, Kinderhook & Caracas 

Laundering activities is a perfect simulation of the dyeing process as seen from the inside. This is a backseat automobile activity by Ada Van Hoorebeke in collaboration with Esra Altin.


Objects Before and After the Wall

Tuesday, September 10, 7pm, Reading, The Institute for Endotic Research

How does the presence of a wall change the status of the things and the people on each side of it? Approaching this question, artist Sung Tieu reads texts on her work. The event is part of a collaboration between Tlaxcala 3 in Mexico City and The Institute for Endotic Research.


Why Is There a Lüderitzstraße?

Wednesday, September 11, 5pm, Walk with Berlin Postkolonial e.V., Very

Starting at the exhibition of Chihying Musquiqui, we will walk through the neighboring streets of the “Afrikanisches Viertel” where German colonialism lives on today. The initiative Berlin Postkolonial explains how.


Head, Basket, Mortal Coil

Thursday, September 12, 7 pm, Talk, Horse & Pony

Agnes Scherer in dialogue with Jan Verwoert.


Judging Art

Friday, September 13, 1:30 – 6pm, Conversation Series, art berlin

Good, bad, ugly, commercial, fascist, edgy, legitimate, unfashionable, exploitative,  overpriced, underrated, ahead of its time, a mirror of today’s global reality: How do we judge art in 2019?

Berlin Art Prize e.V. presents a series of conversations with curators, gallerists, academics, critics, and collectors to measure up the dynamics between the established and emerging within the art system. For six years, the Berlin Art Prize has shown the work of jury-selected nominees in changing locations. This year, it teams with many self-organized spaces around the city dedicated to independent and challenging new art. At art berlin, these values are put to the test.


Art in the Public Space: What, How, and for Whom?

Art in public space – who decides what stays and what will endure the changes of time? This first panel of the Berlin Art Prize series at art berlin questions the role of artworks in public space, considering current cultural, political, and social shifts.

Büro für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum, Mischa Kuball, Henrike Naumann, Joanna Warsza. Moderated by María Inés Plaza Lazo


Gender, Race, Class: Towards Fairness? Old Gaps & New Movements

What needs to be done to break binary systems of inequality? We ask curators responsible for current and upcoming biennials about the ideological, formal, and conceptual challenges in questioning and maintaining the relevance of their formats.

Julieta Aranda, Krist Gruithuijsen, Lisette Lagnado, Mohammad Salemy. Moderated by Alicia Reuter


Forever Young: What Belongs in a Museum for Contemporary Art? 

Who does the art you or your institution owns belong to? Who chooses, who profits, and what does this inflationary economy actually produce? The closing talk of the “Judging Art” series focuses on the question of the context in which the valuation and circulation of art is defined.
Susanne Pfeffer, Kolja Reichert, Slavs & Tatars. Moderated by Sophie Jung


Award Ceremony & Party

Saturday, September 14, 9pm – sunrise, Ceremony at Midnight, Flutgraben e.V.


Rhythmic acid and bass vibes to celebrate the Berlin Art Prize’s 2019 collaboration with nine project spaces and nine artists. The moment we’ve all been waiting for: at midnight the three winners of the Berlin Art Prize 2019 are announced. An exquisite DJ line-up til dawn by Nai Fowler will keep your body moving all night long. With:

Juba Music (BOKO! BOKO! UK / DE)

Stella Zekri (BRLN)

Sami Zibak (FLUID / PS)

Nala Brown (HEXED/NL)


Aperitivo on Shifting Grounds

Wednesday, September 18, 5:30pm, Discussion, Flutgraben e.V. 

In the thirty years since the Wall fell, Berlin has undergone a transformation from a city of manifold free political and cultural spaces to a high-pressure real estate marketplace. Space is a currency and Berlin is disappearing. With a view from Flutgraben’s terrace over the Media Spree and some of Berlin’s newest glass towers, we’ll look back to critical moments of this urban change and ask ourselves how we can find and retain spaces today. How can art, independent spaces, and communities work towards effective resistance and action?

With Larissa Fassler, Rike Horb. (artist), Pauline Doutreluingne (curator), Christof Mayer (raumlabor).


Highrise Reading – Garden Reading

Friday, September 20, 8pm, Screening/Reading, The Institute for Endotic Research

A highrise housing project in Singapore is the protagonist in Min-Wei Ting’s film I’m Coming Up. During the screening of this slow walk through the building, texts and poems by various authors will be read, combining Ting’s poetic images with thoughts of other times and other places linked by the same life in a highrise building. Followed by a screening of Ting’s film You’re Dead to Me, in which a garden plays the leading role.

Read by Susie Meyer.


Contemporary Pastorals

Saturday, September 21, 4pm, Talk, Horse & Pony

A video talk by Aaron Vansintjan, a researcher in ecological economics, food systems, and urban change. With refreshments and a live discussion.


Coffinside Conversation on Conservation

Sunday, September 22, 6pm, Panel Talk, gr_und

What happens after death? Alicia Agustin (author, performer, theory nerd), David Stodolsky (social psychologist, peace activist, feminist), and artist Esteban Rivera Ariza discuss perspectives on death, the acceptance and transcendence thereof, with a focus on the theoretical, speculative, and sometimes questionable realms of cryonics, post-, and trans-humanism.


The Case of Mr. Xie and the Chinese Art Market

Tuesday, September 24, 8pm, Conversation, Very 

Chinese businessman and collector Xie, the protagonist of Musquiqui Chihying’s video essay “The Sculpture,” is the starting point for a conversation between the artist and Minh An Szabó de Bucs, a journalist and Chinese art historian. While Xie’s collection of African cultural assets, which he began in the 1990s and largely bequeathed to the Chinese National Museum in Beijing, is rather unusual, the figure of the high-profile collector is paradigmatic for today’s China. A conversation about the global movements of cultural assets in the post-Cold War era.


My Brooklyn, My Berlin

Friday, September 27, 8pm, Screening & Artist Talk at Kreuzberg Pavillon

My Brooklyn is a documentary about director Kelly Anderson’s personal journey, as a Brooklyn “gentrifier,” to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood along the lines of race and class. An artist talk reflecting parallels, differences, responsibilities, culpabilities, and solidarity in relation to art and gentrification with Joshua Schwebel will follow the screening.